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Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university
Challenges and solutions for universities and business schools towards more research influence, academic impact and societal/managerial relevance
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WorldCat Identities Network is an experimental prototype that allows exploration of WorldCat Identity relationships and connections

WorldCat Identities Network is an experimental prototype that allows exploration of WorldCat Identity relationships and connections | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The WorldCat Identity Network uses the WorldCat Identities Web Service and the WorldCat Search API to create an interactive Related Identity Network Map for each Identity in the WorldCat Identities database. The Identity Maps can be used to explore the interconnectivity between WorldCat Identities.

A WorldCat Identity can be a person, a thing (e.g., the Titanic), a fictitious character (e.g., Harry Potter), or a corporation (e.g., IBM).

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The WorldCat Identities Network gives users the opportunity to visually explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities.

Details

The WorldCat Identities Network is available at http://experimental.worldcat.org/IDNetwork/.
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New scoreboard for research and innovation

New scoreboard for research and innovation | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Although research efforts by universities and private organisations are increasing across the globe, most research remains highly concentrated in a small number of US universities, according to a just-published OECD study that uses a new measure of research impact. Across disciplines, however, "a more diverse picture emerges".

The report, Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011: Innovation and growth in knowledge economies, uses what it says is a new indicator of research impact "measured by normalised citations to academic publications across all disciplines".

Using this system, the report's authors say 40 of the world top 50 research universities are located in America, with some excelling in a wide range of disciplines. "Stanford University features among the top 50 for all 16 subject areas, and 17 other US universities feature in the top 50 in at least 10 scientific fields," the report states.

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KNAW: a new system of quality indicators that will be appropriate to the humanities

KNAW: a new system of quality indicators that will be appropriate to the humanities | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is proposing a new system of quality indicators specifically for the humanities. There is a pressing need for such a system because those whose task it is to assess the quality of research generally apply methods that are in fact inappropriate to studies in the humanities. Many of those methods are based on articles and citations in journals within the Web of Science; these mainly concern the natural sciences and life sciences and are in English. Moreover, assessment takes no account of books or of the contribution made by research to social issues and discussion about them.
At the request of the Committee for the National Plan for the Future of the Humanities (the “Cohen Committee”), an Academy Committee is now proposing a system of quality indicators that will be appropriate to the humanities. It is doing so in the light of an international survey and consultation with those working in the field.
The report has been drawn up by the Committee on Quality Indicators in the Humanities, which is chaired by Keimpe Algra, Professor of the History of Classical and Medieval Philosophy at Utrecht University.

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Assessing the citation impact of books: The role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus.

Assessing the citation impact of books: The role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus. | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Citation indictors are increasingly used in some subject areas to support peer review in the evaluation of researchers and departments. Nevertheless, traditional journal-based citation indexes may be inadequate for the citation impact assessment of book-based disciplines. This article examines whether online citations from Google Books and Google Scholar can provide alternative sources of citation evidence. To investigate this, we compared the citation counts to 1,000 books submitted to the 2008 U.K. Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) from Google Books and Google Scholar with Scopus citations across seven book-based disciplines (archaeology; law; politics and international studies; philosophy; sociology; history; and communication, cultural, and media studies). Google Books and Google Scholar citations to books were 1.4 and 3.2 times more common than were Scopus citations, and their medians were more than twice and three times as high as were Scopus median citations, respectively. This large number of citations is evidence that in book-oriented disciplines in the social sciences, arts, and humanities, online book citations may be sufficiently numerous to support peer review for research evaluation, at least in the United Kingdom.

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Conceptual frameworks and empirical approaches used to assess the impact of health research: an overview of reviews.

Conceptual frameworks and empirical approaches used to assess the impact of health research: an overview of reviews. | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
How to assess the impact of research is of growing interest to funders, policy makers and researchers mainly to understand the value of investments and to increase accountability. Background

How to assess the impact of research is of growing interest to funders, policy makers and researchers mainly to understand the value of investments and to increase accountability. Broadly speaking the term "research impact" refers to the contribution of research activities to achieve desired societal outcomes. The aim of this overview is to identify the most common approaches to research impact assessment, categories of impact and their respective indicators.

Methods

We systematically searched the relevant literature (PubMed, The Cochrane Library (1990-2009)) and funding agency websites. We included systematic reviews, theoretical and methodological papers, and empirical case-studies on how to evaluate research impact. We qualitatively summarised the included reports, as well the conceptual frameworks.

Results

We identified twenty-two reports belonging to four systematic reviews and 14 primary studies. These publications reported several theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches (bibliometrics, econometrics, ad hoc case studies). The "payback model" emerged as the most frequently used. Five broad categories of impact were identified: a) advancing knowledge, b) capacity building, c) informing decision-making, d) health benefits, e) broad socio-economic benefits. For each proposed category of impact we summarized a set of indicators whose pros and cons are presented and briefly discussed.

Conclusions

This overview is a comprehensive, yet descriptive, contribution to summarize the conceptual framework and taxonomy of an heterogeneous and evolving area of research. A shared and comprehensive conceptual framework does not seem to be available yet and its single components (epidemiologic, economic, and social) are often valued differently in different models.
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ArnetMiner - Academic Researcher Social Network Search

ArnetMiner - Academic Researcher Social Network Search | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Arnetminer (arnetminer.org) aims to provide comprehensive search and mining services for researcher social networks. In this system, we focus on: (1) creating a semantic-based profile for each researcher by extracting information from the distributed Web; (2) integrating academic data (e.g., the bibliographic data and the researcher profiles) from multiple sources; (3) accurately searching the heterogeneous network; (4) analyzing and discovering interesting patterns from the built researcher social network.

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10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher

10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Salma Patel considers 10 ways that researchers could use the micro-blogging tool twitter. Salma is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick with a primary research interest in digital engagement and participation in healthcare. She has a background in computing, web design, education, librarianship and management.

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Globalisation: The Future of Research Institutions, global research, global innovation

Globalisation: The Future of Research Institutions, global research, global innovation | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Following the sell-out of our first annual event in November 2010, we are pleased to announce the second.

Success for research institutions is increasingly measured primarily in global terms - for those in the UK, mainland Europe and in the United States that means looking to the emerging economies, especially in Asia, for students and ideas. This event will explore the latest thinking and developments in global research strategies, debate how university and industry leaders can build stronger global reputations and collaborations with each other, evaluate the recent successes and challenges from international players, and analyse the importance of forging relationships when performing convincingly on the global stage. The programme will also include an industry panel discussion on the new role of public private partnerships in the globalisation of higher education.Research – news, analysis, funding and data for the academic research and policy community...

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Why Harvard and Yale Had to Merge

Why Harvard and Yale Had to Merge | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

May 28, 2020, was a good day for the American economy and a momentous one for traditional colleges and universities. President Jodie Foster, the sixth Yale graduate to reach the White House, announced that the congressional agreement on Medicare and Social Security had finally begun to reduce the country’s debt, and the disastrous bout of inflation was subsiding, as the consumer price index inflation rate had fallen to 12.3 percent for the first four months of the year.

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Government Funding Down; Scientists Experiment With “Crowd-Funding” Websites

Government Funding Down; Scientists Experiment With “Crowd-Funding” Websites | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Facing cuts in government research funding, scientists are turning to crowd funding websites to finance their research. In recent decades such a large portion of scientific research has been funded by governments, either directly or through government-funded universities, that most people can scarcely imagine a world in which research is paid for solely by the private sector. Today, however, researchers are feeling the pinch of government cutbacks and, according to the New York Times, are turning to the Internet to raise funds for their research — a task that, while daunting, also holds rewards for both researchers and donors. For example, biologists Jennifer Calkins and Jennifer Gee, seeking to travel to Mexico to study the elegant quail, set up a project on Kickstarter.com, a “crowd-funding” website.
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Putting a Dollar Value on Academic Business Research

Putting a Dollar Value on Academic Business Research | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
MBA students who attend schools where teachers publish frequently end up earning more.

 

Title: Does Business School Research Add Economic Value for Students? (Subscription or fee required.)
Authors: Jonathan P. O’Brien (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Paul L. Drnevich (University of Alabama), T. Russell Crook (University of Tennessee), and Craig E. Armstrong (University of Alabama)
Publisher: Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 9, no. 4
Date Published: December 2010

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Well-formed data » Max Planck Research Networks

Well-formed data » Max Planck Research Networks | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The multi-touch installation Max Planck Research Networks reveals how Max Planck Institutes collaborate with each other, and with their international partners.

The piece is exhibited at the Max Planck Science Gallery, a highly interactive exhibition space presenting new forms of science communication in Berlin. You should come and visit it.

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The copyright revolution at US art museums | Tyler Green: Modern Art Notes | ARTINFO.com

The copyright revolution at US art museums | Tyler Green: Modern Art Notes | ARTINFO.com | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
 The copyright revolution at US art museums | Tyler Green: Modern Art Notes | ARTINFO.comblogs.artinfo.com"Every once and a while an art museum (or two or three) does something so jaw-droppingly clever that in hindsight it seems like an obvious...
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Semantic MEDLINE: the next PubMed?

Semantic MEDLINE: the next PubMed? | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
The NLM works on a new interface for PubMed, including latest advances of semantic search (NLP and connected graphs).

“Semantic MEDLINE is a prototype Web application that summarizes MEDLINE citations returned by a PubMed search. Natural language processing is used to analyze salient content in titles and abstracts. This information is then presented in a graph that has links to the MEDLINE text processed.

Currently, the results from 35 PubMed searches (including a variety of disorders and drugs) are available to be processed. The 500 most recent citations (from the date of the search) are available for further processing by Semantic MEDLINE”.

The prototype can be tested at:

http://skr3.nlm.nih.gov/SemMedDemo/index.jsp

See also this article:

Rindflesch, T.C., Kilicoglu, H., Fiszman, M., Rosemblat, G., Shin, D. Semantic MEDLINE: An advanced information management application for biomedicine. Information Services and Use, Volume 31, Issue 1-2, 2011, Pages 15-21
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University Rankings; Theoretical Basis, Methodology and Impacts on Global Higher Education

University Rankings; Theoretical Basis, Methodology and Impacts on Global Higher Education | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
This ground-breaking and exhaustive analysis of university ranking surveys scrutinizes their theoretical bases, methodological issues, societal impact, and policy implications, providing readers with a deep understanding of these ...
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Perspectives on Metrics-Based Research Evaluation - Two Years On.

Perspectives on Metrics-Based Research Evaluation - Two Years On. | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

This year’s conference is organised by Thomson Reuters, the University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia and will take place in Brisbane on 16 and 17 May. While the 2009 conference focused predominantly on defining research excellence and examining the ways of its evaluation, this year’s conference will focus on the evaluation of research impact (social, economic and environmental) as well as the policy and strategic implications of adapting evaluation frameworks in research institutions.

Presentations are attached in the article.

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Performance Indicators of German Max Planck Institutes - Scimago Lab Blog

Performance Indicators of German Max Planck Institutes - Scimago Lab Blog | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The Max Planck Society has its registered seat in Berlin. As of January 1, 2011, the Max Planck Society promotes research in 80 own institutes and research facilities; four institutes and one research facility are situated abroad. The following table (in PDF format) shows scientometric indicators of research output, citation impact and international collaboration related to MPIs based on Elsevier’s Scopus database. Its main goal is not to rank MPIs, but to highlight some of the differential characteristics in regard to the research outcomes achieved by these institutes.

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The Impact of Economic Blogs - Part I: Dissemination (aka check out these cool graphs!) | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

The Impact of Economic Blogs - Part I: Dissemination (aka check out these cool graphs!) | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

There is a proliferation of economics blogs, with increasing numbers of famous and not-so-famous economists devoting a significant amount of time to writing blog entries, and in some cases, attracting large numbers of readers. Yet little is known about the impact of this new medium. Together we are writing a paper to try and measure various impacts of economics blogs and thought we’d share the results over a few blog posts – and hopefully get useful comments to improve the paper at the same time

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Funders unveil 'elite' open access journal that will attempt to compete directly for submissions with Cell, Nature and Science

Funders unveil 'elite' open access journal that will attempt to compete directly for submissions with Cell, Nature and Science | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute are set to launch an open access research journal that will attempt to compete directly for submissions with Cell, Nature and Science. They will publish the first issue of the as-yet unnamed online only publication for biomedical and life sciences research in summer 2012. Authors will not be charged fees and anonymous reviewer comments will be published. 'We will offer a fast service and transparent peer review that will ensure that researchers want to submit,' says Robert Kiley, head of digital services at the Wellcome Library.

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The Reinvention of Harvard Business School

The Reinvention of Harvard Business School | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

After just one year as dean, Nitin Nohria describes what has changed and where HBS is headed going forward. A couple of years ago, Nitin Nohria co-authored a Harvard Business Review article entitled “The Seven Things That Surprise New CEOs.” The Harvard Business School academic wrote the essay after several years of teaching and observing newly appointed chief executives who came to Harvard for a two-and-one-half-day workshop.

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Academic publishers run a guarded knowledge economy

Academic publishers run a guarded knowledge economy | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Ben Goldacre: The business model for scholarly papers forms a barrier to the public, but can such walls remain standing?
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Support for new career academics: an integrated model for research intensive university business and management schools - Studies in Higher Education -

Support for new career academics: an integrated model for research intensive university business and management schools - Studies in Higher Education - | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The aim of this article is to examine the general and discipline-specific support needed by academics new to the profession. The article takes a social process approach to the examination of the experiences of new academics. The approach taken is, therefore, qualitative in nature and centres around a series of semi-structured interviews, carried out with new academics and senior managers in two research-intensive business schools in the UK. The research suggests that there are four crucial dimensions to successful career support for new academics: managing expectations, career management, mentoring and professional development. Whilst it is important to offer good practice in each of these dimensions, the article argues that it is the relationship between them which determines the quality of career support offered. The article offers a number of original insights into this issue, and contributes to both the literature on career support for new academics and to practice with a conceptual model which may have applicability across a number of different settings.

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Rathenau Instituut, (with STW and Technopolis) publishes new "4D model" for valorization-maps (in dutch)

Rathenau Instituut, (with STW and Technopolis) publishes new "4D model" for valorization-maps (in dutch) | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
vier dimensies van valorisatie in het 4D-valorisatiemodel.
1 Partij
de kennisaanbieder
(universiteit, hogeschool) als de kennisgebruiker (bedrijf, branche, overheid, maatschappelijke
groepering) de intermediaire partij (wetenschapsfinancier).

Full report links here: http://www.rathenau.nl/uploads/tx_tferathenau/Rapport_Waardevol_-_Indicatoren_voor_valorisatie.pdf

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Chicago School defends its research - business school - management - FT.com

Chicago School defends its research - business school - management - FT.com | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
The free market theories of "Chicago School" economists have been blamed for the financial crisis. Sunil Kumar, the new dean of Chicago Booth business school, defends the research to Della Bradshaw, business education editor.
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Google Scholar Citations, Researcher Profiles, and why we need an Open Bibliography | Gobbledygook

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